Monday, January 22, 2018

Giving Tuesday 2014: An Antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Do some good this season! Support your favorite non-profits by giving a financial contribution. Support  HI USA’s mission–“to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling” –this Tuesday, December  2. HI USA educational programs help kids learn about different cultures and understand the world around them. Support […]

So long! Farewell! Au wiedersehen! Goodbye!

This time I have the unfortunate duty to inform you that another fellow staff member is leaving the Portland Hawthorne Hostel. Courtney Ream, after 3 1/2 years of working within these walls, is heading on to other things. For quite some time, she took the helm of the Girl Scout service projects, helping to educate […]

Staff Retreat: Long Beach, WA

We have just came back from our staff retreat to the Oregon/Washington Coast. After a pretty busy season–which technically still isn’t over. We’re still pretty full every night!–we needed some R&R, so Talbot and Shawn planned a nice little getaway up north to a little area just outside of Astoria on the other side of […]

All Saints Day: Remembering Bailey the Cat

Though the time to celebrate and honor the dead has ended, this quote my friend posted reminded me of a very special presence to the hostel:  Bailey the Cat. An integral member to the hostel staff in days gone by, she still lives on in the hearts of those who have worked within these walls […]